Bulletin Board: Deer harvest remains down on day 3

  • Kyle Brunelle, left, and Colin Pettis run through techniques during the first wrestling practice of the season for Franklin Tech on Wednesday night in Turners Falls. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Staff Reports
Published: 12/4/2019 7:41:08 PM
Modified: 12/4/2019 9:31:51 PM

Numbers remained down on the third day of hunting season in Franklin County. 

A combined 82 deer were put down through the first two days of the season, with Wednesday posting the lowest total with 31 deer. 

Flagg’s Fly & Tackle had the most deer registered, 13. Derek Armstrong of Petersham put down the biggest buck in Franklin County on Wednesday, checking in to Flagg’s Fly & Tackle with a 172 pound, 8-pointer.

Gould’s Sugarhouse registered 10 deer, with Bernardston’s Michael Townsley registering two himself, one a 94-pound, 4-pointer and the other a 68-pound doe. Matthew Deane of Bernardston registered the largest buck at Gould’s, a 140-pound, 7-pointer. 

Edward Gruszkowski Sr. of Bernardston registered the lone deer at Bitzer State Fish Hatchery, putting down a 111-pound, 4-point buck. 

Sunderland Hatchery saw four deer be registered, the largest by Gary Lisenski of Conway who had a 120-pound, 4-point buck. Overwatch had three registered, Colrain’s Christian Yobst with the largest of 169 pounds. Bart Howes of Rowe put down a 152-pound, 8-point buck. 

Here are all the deer registered on Wednesday: 

Gould’s (10)

Steve Richard, Enfield, Me, 93, 2; Michael Townsley, Bernardston, 94, 4; Townsley, Bernardston, 68, doe; Eric Burrington, Northfield, 123, 8; Joseph Miraglia, Ashfield, 123, 6; Jonathan Bunker, South Deerfield, 130, 10; Jordan Niles, Whitingham Vt, 120, doe; Matthew Deane, Bernardston, 140, 7; Kyle Dobias, Colrain, 131, doe; Dana Dodge, Charlemont, 107, 3; 

Bitzer State Fish Hatchery (1)

Edward Gruszkowski Sr., Bernardston, 111, 4. 

Sunderland Hatchery (4)

Brian Giebel, Sharon, Vt., 107, doe; Gary Lisenski, Conway, 120, 4; Chad Saunders, Bernardston, 86, 2; Gary Reynolds, Greenfield, 110, 2. 

Overwatch (3)

Bart Howes, Rowe, 152, 8; Christian Yobst, Colrain, 169, 10; Thomas Deblois, Florida, 100, 2. 

Flagg’s Fly & Tackle (13)

Zachary Stange, Athol, 93, 2; Seth Leslie, Phillipston, 137, 7; Joseph Goody, Orange 125, 7; Scott Coy, 120, 6; Michael Mallet, New Salem, 90, 6; Steven Gustafson, Rochedale, 119, 8; John Piragis, Lemspter N.H., 137, 10; Ryan Piragis, Athol, 92, 2; Dalton Fisher Jr., Orange, 100, 4; Derek Armstrong, Petersham, 172, 8; Zachary Little, Erving, 102, 5; Billy French, Petersham, 117, 3; Jared Adams, Athol, 133,7. 

Basketball

Elks National Hoop Shoot

The YMCA in Greenfield, along with the Greenfield Elks Club, will host a basketball foul line shooting contest on Saturday afternoon. 

Local winners will go to the district finals. Players will be divided into age groups. For boys and girls 8-13 years

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the event gets underway at 1 p.m in the YMCA gymnasium.

The event is free to the community.

Racing

Berkshire Highlands
Pentathlon

Registration for the Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon is now underway.

The annual run, ride and paddle event (a 4.2-mile road/trail run, a 16-mile cycling leg, 2-mile kayak, a 2-mile adventure run, a mile hike to the top of the mountain and a downhill ski to the finish) at Berkshire East Mountain Resort is set for April 4. Registration is open with newly-reduced entry fees.

Visit www.bikereg.com/berkshire-highlands-pentathlon-runridepaddleobstacle-runsummit-hike-skiboard-descent for registration information.

Sawmill 10K

Registration for the annual Sawmill River 10K has begun. The race is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 1 in Montague Center beginning at 10 a.m. near the Village Common on Main Street. 

Race day registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Montague Common Hall and online registration is available at RunReg.com or www.montague.net. Divisions of the race include Youth (17 and under), Open (18-39), Master (40-49), Senior (50-59) and Senior+ (60 and up). Entry fee is $30 by Dec. 30 and $35 anytime after. 

Hot and cold refreshments are provided. The event benefits MPRD’s Sponsor-A-Child Scholarship Program. The race is a USA Track and Field sanctioned event. You may also call MPRD at 413-863-3216 to receive a registration form and additional information. 


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